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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:03 am 
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Well after about 2 months deciding whether or not I had enough parts and money to start another project, I finally went to pick this up 2 weeks ago. After I sold my 1996 Fire Mountain, I wanted to do a little nicer of a Kona and something a little older/retro! I am currently running into a laundry list of problems because the original owner really neglected it and I am REALLY surprised that it is in the condition it is in!

Things I have added....
-Onza bar ends
-Syncros Stem (Velocity stem didn't say "Velocity" any longer)
-Zoom handlebar (jobber black handlebar)
-Deore XT rapidfire shifters and levers (pod on original thumbs was massively bent)
-new crank arms (drive side was bent)
-new rear derailleur cage (rear derailleur hanger and cage were bent)
-repacked bottom bracket (not touched in almost 20 years)
-Kona Race Light seat (had a jobber seat)
-seatpost (original seatpost was 3 inchs long)
-Deore LX cantis (looked better than the beat up Deore cantis and shit pads)
-new cables (originals were rusted and housing was crap)
-Panaracer Dart Rear and Onza Porc Front (Had some Taiwanese crap on it)


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Plans are to find a new pair of XT/DX thumbs, new rims, new spokes, new hubs, and if I am lucky a 26.4 Syncros Seatpost (I don't even know if they made it in that size!).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:17 pm 
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Nice job! Another one saved.
Im Looking for a cheap kona to lay some love on too!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:24 pm 
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nice cb!.....stem and fork look great together......


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:18 pm 
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Very nice, 1991-1993 is a good vintage for Konas. Not that I'd mind a splatter CC or Explosif either..


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Yeah....it was picture day today!!

Finally got things sorted on the bike. Front mech was too high, wheels are now true, and found a set of thumbies with a set of XT pods. Enjoy!

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